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This year's Paris Couture week featured a luxurious combination of jaw-dropping haute couture and equally daring fashion worn by celebrities and socialites. The designers did not disappoint in presenting whimsical, avant-garde garments. After sifting through the countless collections, I have found my top three favorites:...

Louis XVI – 1770 to 1790   The Louis XVI period marked a return to symmetry, straight lines and classical ornamentation. In 1748, the unearthing of Pompeii brought about a classical revival in furniture making. This Neo-Classical style offered a contrasting response to the Rococo of Louis XV which came to be...

The passing of architect, I. M. Pei in May of 2019 marked one of the greatest losses in the creative world. This distinguished Chinese-American Architect died at age 102. In the wake of his six-decade career, Pei blessed the world with a legacy of over...

The Venice Biennale is a contemporary visual art exhibition held biennielly, and features artists from all around the world. First held in 1895, it was organized to celebrate the silver anniversary of King Umberto I and Margherita of Savoy. One of the main goals of...

Destined for greatness, André Le Nôtre was born in France to a family of gardeners. His family had a home within the Tuileries Palace grounds. It was here that Andrés father, Jean Le Nôtre, held the esteemed title of master gardener for King Louis XIII. [caption...

Jean-Marc shares the history of glassmaking in Murano, Italy and takes us inside the journey of sourcing these hand-crafted works of functional art.   .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top:...